Saturday, 3 March 2012

London Riots

Petty acts of organised crime and senseless violence... What has driven us to riot over and over?

Is there that much of an undercurrent of rage in our society today?

Have so many escaped punishment for the "student loans" riots that they have exposed how feeble the "man" is? Is there no longer fear of retribution?

Yet whilst add this is happening, we still have so many of us observing from ivory towers. We joke about "peasants" who have come to pillage as we watch massive televisions being stolen on handheld phones worth twice as much...

Rather I feel like we are observing chaos, there is no stable state to the society we live in today. Wealth is increasingly becoming more sparsely distributed. The internet feeds every single piece of information anywhere to everywhere. We might just be seeing the tip of the iceberg...

I doubt its the end of the world, but this is most certainly another example of volatility which may become an inherent part of 21st century life.

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